Salvaged bricks and sliding glass doors used for the tunnel along with the asymmetrical butterfly roof form the two exclusive features of the residence that let it stand out from the pack. Modern décor and a neutral color scheme combined with textural contrast further up the style quotient of this fabulous re-energized cottage Down Under.
Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
How often have you come across a home designed to offer the perfect acoustics? Sure we all ponder it while designing the home theater media room or even a more modest TV room. But what about the rest of the house? Nestled in and designed by Bates Masi Architects the truly exceptional provides a captivating answer to that question.
The use of stainless steel clips was a masterstroke that helps the architects to use the cedar boards without having to worry about damage over time due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood.
The kitchen and bathrooms employ black for a dash of dramatic exuberance with woodsy accents door knobs and shelves adding a pinch of warmth to an otherwise refined setting. Cleverly placed skylights throughout the residence and elegant lighting put the final touches on this tantalizing transformation that ventures away from the mundane.
Opening up towards the garden the new living area also contains a cutting-edge kitchen in white and a large dining room. An exquisite brick fireplace becomes the focal point of this open trendy family zone while reclaimed wood from old flooring now adorns the walls. With new concrete flooring creating a more contemporary backdrop the breezy extension becomes the heart of the residence.
A double-height living area a contemporary kitchen in white and gray and a casual relaxing living room complete the smart living zone with a neutral color scheme. Devoid of any excesses and cheerful in its ambiance this home Down Under is all about perfect harmony between a modern home and the landscape on which it sits.